Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Who's Got Character? I do! I do!!
Today our district Character Counts! team visited schools who were finalists for the Character Counts! Award and we were one of them!!! I was so stinkin' excited and so were our kiddos. Although this is my first year as an elementary counselor, I have been thinking of ideas to implement for a successful character program for awhile now. Some of the things that we have implemented at our campus are:
*Caught In Good Character: Teachers, parents, and students can write who has done something based on the six pillars of character (trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, citizenship, and fairness). I read them at announcements and post them in the hall. The kids LOVE this!!
*Character Council: A service group that does different projects that shine our character and spread kindness to others.
P.S. We even got lil' shirts and the kids were so rockin' them today!
*Character Word of the Week: I read a character word of the week each day and I do word checks in the hall to see if the kiddos have been listening. I also announce on Thursdays that whichever teacher emails me the character word of the week first, wins a small prize. Love it!
*Teacher of the Month: We vote for Teacher of the Month based on a character word.
We are doing much more but I thought I would share some of the things I was doing on my campus. I don't know if we will win but it was such an honor having them visit our school!
I also just finished a little unit on Self Esteem, which you can find here:
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